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Barrio Cuba (2005)

Not Rated | | Drama | 13 July 2007 (Spain)
Over several years, we follow three households and their emotions in a barrio of Havana. Magalis is a nurse, rarely happy. An older man, Ignacio, professes his love for her; her father and ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Jorge Perugorría
Isabel Santos Isabel Santos
Mario Limonta Mario Limonta
Adela Legrá Adela Legrá
Luisa María Jiménez Luisa María Jiménez
Rafael Lahera Rafael Lahera
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rubén Araujo Rubén Araujo ... Miguelito
Malena Boijoly Malena Boijoly ... Bebé de Vivian
Vania Borges Vania Borges ... Amiga de Magalis
Ana Domínguez Ana Domínguez ... María
Dania Morell Dania Morell ... Mireya
Luis Jorge Mujía Luis Jorge Mujía ... Dagoberto
Manuel Porto Manuel Porto ... Padre del Chino
Sheila Roche Sheila Roche ... School teacher
Sué Sué ... Mujer extranjera
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Over several years, we follow three households and their emotions in a barrio of Havana. Magalis is a nurse, rarely happy. An older man, Ignacio, professes his love for her; her father and her brother quarrel over her brother's sexual orientation; she thinks about leaving Cuba. Santo's wife Maria is expecting their first child. Tragedy strikes and Santo leaves, drowning sorrows in alcohol and crime while his son grows up in the care of an aunt wondering where dad is. Vivian and Chino are in love, passionate, but childless. The pressures of a society that demands grandchildren strain their relationship. She tries prayer. Fathers embrace their children. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Country:

Cuba

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

13 July 2007 (Spain) See more »

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Neighborhood Cuba See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Dreadful movie
21 May 2006 | by mediatextSee all my reviews

Of all the Cuban movies than I have seen, this is by far the worst of all (and believe me, I have suffered many a bad one). Production values are so incredibly poor that you realize that the concept "cine pobre" that the director subscribes is just an excuse for an extreme lack of talent. From the content point of view, this movie also --like other Cuban productions-- asserts, in veiled but irrefutable ways, that Cubans, not Castro's revolution, are the culprits for the island terrible situation. Also, acting is very amateurish and the cinematography very old style. It's boring, repetitive, dogmatic, clichéd, and very, very passé (looks like a bad Brazilian movie from the 60's.)Don't waste your time or money on this abysmal and politically biased production.


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